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Quick and Easy Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips


Summer has arrived, and many people are already dealing with high temperatures. A great deal of us can't survive the heat without air conditioning. We need it in our homes and offices, and to give us relief in stores when we're out shopping. If you haven't already ensured that yours is working, you need to check that it's going to survive the summer. As well as giving it a once-over before you start using it, you should check up on it throughout the season. Do your air conditioner maintenance yourself this year by following these essential air-con tips.

Replacing the Filter

The filter on your air conditioner keeps it running smoothly. It will ensure the air flowing through the air-con is clean, but only if you keep the filter itself clean. Cleaning or replacing the filter when needed is essential. If you don't do it, the air that passes through could have dust and dirt in it. Your system won't work as well if the filter is blocked. You might use filters that you can reuse, which you have to take out and clean. However, it's possible that you have to replace it instead. If you need to buy new filters, look for cheap air filters that are still good quality.

Your Air Conditioner Coils

The air conditioner's coils are another essential part of the system that keep it running efficiently. There is an evaporator coil and condenser coil, which both play a part in cooling the air in your home. Dust can build up on the coils, although it will happen less quickly if your filter is clean. You should clean both coils, especially if the condenser coil is outside. If you let them get dirty, the system will struggle to work as well. Try to clean them every year before using them.

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Regular Maintenance Tasks

There are some other small tasks you can do to keep your air conditioner working properly. Make sure that the aluminium fins on you coils stay in the right place. They can bend, but you can easily move them back with a fin comb. You should also use a wire to clean the drain channels and unclog them. If you have window units, make sure that it is properly attached. The seal needs to be intact to prevent air escaping and wasting energy.

When to Call a Professional

You can do small maintenance tasks. However, you sometimes need a professional to take care of your air-con. If you need any repairs, you should call a contractor to come and fix the unit for you. They can check the refrigerant, make sure your unit is working safely, and ensure that everything is in good condition. If there's any way that your system could be improved, they can perform the maintenance to make it happen. You can find a contractor by asking for recommendations from friends and family.

Maintaining your air conditioning unit ensures that you can keep cool in the summer. Don't wait for something to go wrong and leave you without cool air.

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